Greenport Harbor Brewery eyes vacant dealership in Peconic

SAMANTHA BRIX FILE PHOTO | Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is looking to open a second location in Peconic.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company announced on Wednesday that it will open a second location at the vacant Lucas Ford dealership building in Peconic.

The local craft beer company, which first opened in 2009 on Carpenter Street in Greenport Village, plans to close on the new property this spring and open its doors in January 2013.

“Our heart and soul will always be in Greenport,” said GHBC co-founder Richard Vandenburgh in a press release. “We will maintain the tasting room on Carpenter Street and use the production space for an apprenticeship program.  We want to give those interested in breaking into the business an opportunity to learn.”

For about a year, GHBC has been seeking space to expand their thriving operation. The new site will contain a 25,000 barrel brew house system, as well as a tasting room with indoor and outdoor seating.

Mr. Vandenburgh and his partner, John Liegey, said the new space will not only help them to increase their operations, but will also provide them with land to “cultivate and explore local grown crops solidifying the North Fork as a local beer destination.”

The Lucas Ford dealership’s showroom at its Peconic location has been on the market for the past few years. Its main location is in Southold.

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